6 Upgrades to Make Before Houseguests Arrive

Whether it’s a small get-together in the middle of the summer or a large family gathering during the holidays, it’s never a bad time for a party. You’re ready to celebrate, but is your home ready for the celebration? 

It’s one thing to buy refreshments and stock up on towels and sheets, but that’s only part of the equation. Taking care of your DIY to-do list keeps your home ready for any party at any time of the year. 

Want an interior that’s set to impress your guests? Prep for houseguests and get ready to party with these six simple home improvement projects. 


Start With Great Artwork 

Two pieces of artwork featuring birds as the subjects

Art does more than take up space. With the right design and the proper placement, you’ll make any piece of art an instant conversation starter among your guests. 


The best artworks have: 


  1. Bright colors 

  2. Distinctive designs 

  3. Interesting subjects 

  4. Thought-provoking meanings 


Want to find an underrated masterpiece? You don’t have to be a millionaire to get great art. Everywhere from local galleries to your neighborhood thrift store has hidden gems that'll fit your home. 


Update Your Light Fixtures 

A variety of wall sconces and lamps

Little upgrades seem small, but they make a huge difference. If you’re looking for something smaller with a mighty impact, change out your light fixtures with help from our sister company, Décor Planet. 


A new chandelier will bring plenty of beauty to your dining room, living room, or foyer areas. For an added sense of warmth and comfort, wall sconces or side-table lamps work great. Even a well-placed standing lamp can brighten the mood with the flip of a switch. 


Replace Your Covers 

Two register covers in front of a living room fireplace

Having guests over means having all the bases covered. So why not give some attention to the various coverings around your home? That includes your: 


  • Register covers

  • Outlet covers 

  • Light switch covers 

  • Slipcovers 

  • Curtains and drapery 


Reggio Registers has a wide range of metal grilles and electrical covers to match the style of your home. 

Does your home have baseboard heating? Prevent rust and wear without sacrificing style with a Baseboarders® heater cover. 

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Check Your Shower Heads, Faucets, and Water Fixtures

 Assorted faucets and shower heads

You’ve got water, water, everywhere, but the fixtures are cramping your style. Thankfully, it’s easy to replace out-of-date water fixtures. Just make sure you: 


  • Stay within your budget 
  • Find a design that matches the décor 
  • Take extra precautions during the installation 


If you do these things, you're well on your way to a much-improved sink, shower, bathtub, or bidet. 


And what’s a party without a few drinks? Impress your friends with a wet bar fixture that’s perfect for cocktail season. It’s an excellent place for mixing drinks, cleaning plates, and storing snacks for a smoother, livelier celebration. 


Get a Larger Dining Room Table 

 A large, white dining room table in the center of the room

Inviting all your friends and family together means plenty of memories, but often not enough space at the table. Treat yourself to a dining room table that’s fit for any occasion.  

For a simple and stylish dining room table, take a trip to the thrift store or a furniture store in town. If you want something bigger, bolder, and built to your specifications, turn to Trueform Concrete—one of our sister companies. 

They offer several concrete tables that are elegantly styled and available for customization, so everyone has a place at the table.  


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Add More Storage for a Smoother Stay 

Gold-colored bathroom shelving on a floral-themed wall

Do you have enough space for suitcases, extra snacks and drinks, and linens for the bedroom and bathroom? If the answer’s no, there’s no need to worry.  

You can clear out enough space by: 


  • Throwing away expired food or drink products
  • Donating clothing and accessories you no longer wear
  • Rearranging your closets, cabinets, and drawers 


Still no space to spare? Helpful storage products like shelves, medicine cabinets, and stand-alone cabinets will make a huge difference. 



A guest-ready home is just six steps away. Make sure one of those steps is a brand-new register cover by Reggio Registers. To get you started, here’s our guide for choosing the right register cover. 


Register Cover 101

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